Running Events in Australia

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JUN2
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Chempro NGC Dash 2019

Welcome to the annual Chempro NGC Dash - the most affordable running half marathon in Queensland!

The Chempro NGC Dash is open to everyone of all ages and sizes. There will be four races ranging from a 2klm junior run, up to the 21klm half marathon for people 16 years and older. We are also adding a 4.2klm fundraising walk to the schedule. The race will be staged on the existing concrete course surrounding the Park's lake but will include a small section of grassed track alongside the lake edge.

The days festivities will include market stalls between 6.30am and 12pm, free drink stations at various check points around the course, providing a carnival- like atmosphere for both spectators and competitors.

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Chempro NGC Dash 2019

Damian Leeding Memorial Park, Watersport Ln, Oxenford QLD 4210, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the annual Chempro NGC Dash - the most affordable running half marathon in Queensland!

The Chempro NGC Dash is open to everyone of all ages and sizes. There will be four races ranging from a 2klm junior run, up to the 21klm half marathon for people 16 years and older. We are also adding a 4.2klm fundraising walk to the schedule. The race will be staged on the existing concrete course surrounding the Park's lake but will include a small section of grassed track alongside the lake edge.

The days festivities will include market stalls between 6.30am and 12pm, free drink stations at various check points around the course, providing a carnival- like atmosphere for both spectators and competitors.

AUD $10 - AUD $70
Chempro NGC Dash 2019
JUN9
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Gold Coast 100

The Gold Coast 100 is Australia's oldest measured 100 km road race as well as the fastest 100kms run course in Australia, being totally flat and traffic free. The festival also includes 50 km, 42.2 marathon, 25 km, and 12.5 km options. Additionally, there is a 4 x 25km relay plus shorter fun relays for the kids.

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Gold Coast 100

BLK Performance Centre, 1 Sports Dr, Runaway Bay QLD 4216, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Gold Coast 100 is Australia's oldest measured 100 km road race as well as the fastest 100kms run course in Australia, being totally flat and traffic free. The festival also includes 50 km, 42.2 marathon, 25 km, and 12.5 km options. Additionally, there is a 4 x 25km relay plus shorter fun relays for the kids.

AUD $45 - AUD $280
Gold Coast 100
JUN9
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Run Forrest Trail Run
Forrest, VIC, Australia

The 7th annual Run Forrest 10km & 21km & 6km Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia.

Once again the 2019 Run Forrest will include the very popular 6km Kids Run circuit.

Staged in the hinterland township of Forrest, nestled in the heart of the Otway Ranges, Run Forrest will showcase the regions world-class trails and breathtaking natural beauty undulating hills, flowing rivers, dense fern gullies and the cool, fresh air of the Otway Ranges.

So get training!!

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Run Forrest Trail Run

13 Station St, Forrest VIC 3236, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The 7th annual Run Forrest 10km & 21km & 6km Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia.

Once again the 2019 Run Forrest will include the very popular 6km Kids Run circuit.

Staged in the hinterland township of Forrest, nestled in the heart of the Otway Ranges, Run Forrest will showcase the regions world-class trails and breathtaking natural beauty undulating hills, flowing rivers, dense fern gullies and the cool, fresh air of the Otway Ranges.

So get training!!

AUD $25 - AUD $85
Run Forrest Trail Run
JUN30
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Murray Bridge Marathon Festival
Murray Bridge, SA, Australia

Saturdays festivities kick off with a runners expo. Located in Murray Bridges Iconic Town Hall on Bridge St, Guest presenters and speakers will be talking and delivering informative sessions on all things running in the afternoon, followed by an Athletes dinner and short film festival on inspirational running stories.

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Murray Bridge Marathon Festival

1 Murray Cods Dr, Murray Bridge SA 5253, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Saturdays festivities kick off with a runners expo. Located in Murray Bridges Iconic Town Hall on Bridge St, Guest presenters and speakers will be talking and delivering informative sessions on all things running in the afternoon, followed by an Athletes dinner and short film festival on inspirational running stories.

AUD $15 - AUD $75
Murray Bridge Marathon Festival
JUL6
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Brisbane Trail Ultra

The Brisbane Trail Ultra is a new event for 2019, starting from The Gap and exploring D'Aguliar National Park.

The event is designed to be a prestigious ultramarathon trail running event that is a platform where the best runners in Australia can come and test themselves on exhilarating terrain, whilst escaping the chilly southern states and enjoying a stunning Queensland Winter.

The course is designed by Shona Stephenson, an Ultra Trail World Tour 8th Ranking athlete, and her colleague David Eastman, a solid middle of the pack runner who knows what its like at the other end of the race! The course is aimed to get all athletes from the elites to the beginners ready for any local or international Skyrunning or Ultra Trail events.

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Brisbane Trail Ultra

11 Romea St, The Gap QLD 4061, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Brisbane Trail Ultra is a new event for 2019, starting from The Gap and exploring D'Aguliar National Park.

The event is designed to be a prestigious ultramarathon trail running event that is a platform where the best runners in Australia can come and test themselves on exhilarating terrain, whilst escaping the chilly southern states and enjoying a stunning Queensland Winter.

The course is designed by Shona Stephenson, an Ultra Trail World Tour 8th Ranking athlete, and her colleague David Eastman, a solid middle of the pack runner who knows what its like at the other end of the race! The course is aimed to get all athletes from the elites to the beginners ready for any local or international Skyrunning or Ultra Trail events.

AUD $50 - AUD $550
Brisbane Trail Ultra
JUL18
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Elephant Trail Race
Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia

The Elephant Trail Race Course is a 25-27km course, with approx. 1455m elevation. Friday Night at 10pm see's the start of the 160 Km race (2 laps reverse, 2 laps clockwise and 2 laps in reverse), Saturday the 100km course, Solo and Teams of 2, (being 2 laps in clockwise and 2 laps in reverse).

Saturday will also be the 50km course, 2 laps clockwise one direction. Sunday the 25km, 13km course and the Kids Trail Race.

The ETR Race is only a short distance from Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Telegraph Point in the beautiful Hastings Area. All racing will take place in Cairncross State Forest.You will travel through the State Forest and NSW Crown Lands and land of the traditional owners, the Birpai People.

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Elephant Trail Race

Cpt 13/1 Trail, Bonny Hills NSW 2445, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Elephant Trail Race Course is a 25-27km course, with approx. 1455m elevation. Friday Night at 10pm see's the start of the 160 Km race (2 laps reverse, 2 laps clockwise and 2 laps in reverse), Saturday the 100km course, Solo and Teams of 2, (being 2 laps in clockwise and 2 laps in reverse).

Saturday will also be the 50km course, 2 laps clockwise one direction. Sunday the 25km, 13km course and the Kids Trail Race.

The ETR Race is only a short distance from Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Telegraph Point in the beautiful Hastings Area. All racing will take place in Cairncross State Forest.You will travel through the State Forest and NSW Crown Lands and land of the traditional owners, the Birpai People.

AUD $50 - AUD $355
Elephant Trail Race
JUL28
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Federation Ultra Trail
Monarto, SA, Australia

The 2nd Annual Federation Ultra Trail a trail based event held predominantly on the Lavender/Federation Trail and will take in the new Callington Hill "Olearia Trail" with breathtaking views over the Bremmer Valley. From African zoo animals to the pelicans around Murray Bridge, the race has some awesome scenery meaning there'll never be a dull moment as they saunter along the mixture of gravel, dirt, sand, rocks and sweet single track!! Runners who finished the 50km distance in 2018 have unlocked the ability to tackle the Level 2 Run (62.5Km) or Level 3 (75km) distances.

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Federation Ultra Trail

143 Schenscher Rd, Monarto SA 5254, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The 2nd Annual Federation Ultra Trail a trail based event held predominantly on the Lavender/Federation Trail and will take in the new Callington Hill "Olearia Trail" with breathtaking views over the Bremmer Valley. From African zoo animals to the pelicans around Murray Bridge, the race has some awesome scenery meaning there'll never be a dull moment as they saunter along the mixture of gravel, dirt, sand, rocks and sweet single track!! Runners who finished the 50km distance in 2018 have unlocked the ability to tackle the Level 2 Run (62.5Km) or Level 3 (75km) distances.

AUD $25 - AUD $70
Federation Ultra Trail
AUG11
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Rocky Gully Run & Roll X-DUO
Rocky Gully, SA, Australia

The Rocky Gully Run n Roll is an adventurous cross-country Duathlon (X-Duo) consisting of two 3-5 km trail runs accompanied with a 10km mountain bike stage on newly formed single trails in the Kinchina Conservation Park through Rocky Gully and White Hill close to Murray Bridge. The course is challenging yet fun, think Man vs Wild meets natures own playground True Grit style adventure on foot and by bike!!

For those who just want to run, there are 4.8km and 11.5km trail runs.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Movember foundation to raise awareness for Mens Health issues of Prostate and Testicular Cancer along with Mental Health and suicide.

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Rocky Gully Run & Roll X-DUO

Maurice Rd, Rocky Gully SA 5254, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Rocky Gully Run n Roll is an adventurous cross-country Duathlon (X-Duo) consisting of two 3-5 km trail runs accompanied with a 10km mountain bike stage on newly formed single trails in the Kinchina Conservation Park through Rocky Gully and White Hill close to Murray Bridge. The course is challenging yet fun, think Man vs Wild meets natures own playground True Grit style adventure on foot and by bike!!

For those who just want to run, there are 4.8km and 11.5km trail runs.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Movember foundation to raise awareness for Mens Health issues of Prostate and Testicular Cancer along with Mental Health and suicide.

AUD $20 - AUD $65
Rocky Gully Run & Roll X-DUO
AUG18
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Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – The Overflow Estate (Round 4)
Wyaralong, QLD, Australia

The Scenic Rim is an exciting destination for tourism, art, food, outdoor adventure, walking, watersports, mountain biking and trail running.

Surrounded by a rim of mountains, the Scenic Rim is an outstanding location to run, explore and visit the natural beautiful, diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife and incredible produce.

So come out and test yourself, new events and new locations of some of the best and toughest trail running terrain in Australia.

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Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – The Overflow Estate (Round 4)

1660 Beaudesert Boonah Rd, Wyaralong QLD 4310, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Scenic Rim is an exciting destination for tourism, art, food, outdoor adventure, walking, watersports, mountain biking and trail running.

Surrounded by a rim of mountains, the Scenic Rim is an outstanding location to run, explore and visit the natural beautiful, diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife and incredible produce.

So come out and test yourself, new events and new locations of some of the best and toughest trail running terrain in Australia.

AUD $20 - AUD $50
Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – The Overflow Estate (Round 4)
AUG25
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Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run
Brunswick Heads, NSW, Australia

The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is series of two individual Fun Runs (5km + 10km) that take place on the iconic stretch of sand between Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) and the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club in Brunswick Heads, NSW.

There is a 5km race (for runners only) introduced in 2016. The race is a 2.5km out and back loop that starts and finishes at Brunswick SLSC. This is a great race for those not used to long distances on the sand.

The 10km Fun Run starts at Belongil Creek and finishes at Brunswick SLSC. Walkers and runners are both encouraged to take part in this event. FREE shuttle buses provided by BVC take runners from Brunswick Heads to the starting line at Belongil Creek. This takes all hassle away from parking and pickups as everyone's vehicles will be waiting at the finish line.

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Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run

1 Old Pacific Highway, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is series of two individual Fun Runs (5km + 10km) that take place on the iconic stretch of sand between Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) and the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club in Brunswick Heads, NSW.

There is a 5km race (for runners only) introduced in 2016. The race is a 2.5km out and back loop that starts and finishes at Brunswick SLSC. This is a great race for those not used to long distances on the sand.

The 10km Fun Run starts at Belongil Creek and finishes at Brunswick SLSC. Walkers and runners are both encouraged to take part in this event. FREE shuttle buses provided by BVC take runners from Brunswick Heads to the starting line at Belongil Creek. This takes all hassle away from parking and pickups as everyone's vehicles will be waiting at the finish line.

AUD $10 - AUD $80
Bryon 2 Bruns Beach Run
SEP15
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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is run on one of the most spectacular courses in the world, taking in all of the Sydney iconic landmarks and providing all runners with a unique opportunity of crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge traffic free.

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is the sole remaining participant legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It started in 2001 when the NSW Government approved the continuation of a marathon in Sydney to promote fitness and health for the NSW community and to position Sydney as an international tourist destination.

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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Bradfield Park, Alfred St S, Milsons Point NSW 2061, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is run on one of the most spectacular courses in the world, taking in all of the Sydney iconic landmarks and providing all runners with a unique opportunity of crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge traffic free.

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is the sole remaining participant legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It started in 2001 when the NSW Government approved the continuation of a marathon in Sydney to promote fitness and health for the NSW community and to position Sydney as an international tourist destination.

AUD $25 - AUD $180
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
SEP24
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Ultra Trail Gold Coast

Ultra Trail Gold Coast (previously known as the Nerang State Forest Trail Race, Nerang 100 Miler and 200 Miler) runs from Tuesday, 24 September to Monday, 30 September 2019 with distances from 25km to 500km.

The event is conducted on an accurately measured 25km looped course with 895 metres of elevation gain per loop, based at the Gold Coast Nerang cycling velodrome.

The races form part of the prestigious Asia Trail Master Championship series, are ITRA certified and a qualifier for UTMB and other major events.

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Ultra Trail Gold Coast

39 Riverlea Waters Dr, Nerang QLD 4211, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Ultra Trail Gold Coast (previously known as the Nerang State Forest Trail Race, Nerang 100 Miler and 200 Miler) runs from Tuesday, 24 September to Monday, 30 September 2019 with distances from 25km to 500km.

The event is conducted on an accurately measured 25km looped course with 895 metres of elevation gain per loop, based at the Gold Coast Nerang cycling velodrome.

The races form part of the prestigious Asia Trail Master Championship series, are ITRA certified and a qualifier for UTMB and other major events.

AUD $70 - AUD $1,350
Ultra Trail Gold Coast
OCT5
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Scenic Rim Ultra
Kooralbyn, QLD, Australia

This is the 1st annual Scenic Rim Ultra and the first ultra to be held in the area. The Scenic Rim Ultra is held over 3 days, 4-6 October. Runners have the option of 65km and 105km distances. Starting at The Overflow Estate 1895 winery, runners will traverse the Dugandan Range and cross four mountains centred by spectacular Wyaralong Dam. The loop course finishes back at the winery, the perfect party precinct to celebrate tackling this gruelling and scenic course.

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Scenic Rim Ultra

Carnoustie West, 216-234 Routley Dr, Kooralbyn QLD 4285, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is the 1st annual Scenic Rim Ultra and the first ultra to be held in the area. The Scenic Rim Ultra is held over 3 days, 4-6 October. Runners have the option of 65km and 105km distances. Starting at The Overflow Estate 1895 winery, runners will traverse the Dugandan Range and cross four mountains centred by spectacular Wyaralong Dam. The loop course finishes back at the winery, the perfect party precinct to celebrate tackling this gruelling and scenic course.

AUD $179 - AUD $289
Scenic Rim Ultra
OCT6
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Beach to Brother
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

Use this year's Beach to Brother trail running event as an excuse to visit the impressive and stunning Mid-North Coast!

The Beach to Brother Marathon is just one of a few distances offered on the long weekend of Sunday 6th October 2019. Also on offer is a Half-Marathon, a 10km Dash, a 5km Fun Run, and a Team Relay Marathon (up to 4 persons). All of these distances are based on the beautiful Mid-North Coast of NSW; they start in various beautiful locations along the marathon course, and all finish atop North Brother Mountain one of the most scenic lookouts on the North Coast, located in Dooragan National Park, Laurieton.

Both the individual and team relay marathon events start at Town Beach, Port Macquarie; the half-marathon starts at Lake Cathie Beach; the 10km run/walk starts at Camden Haven Beach, and the 5km run/walk starts adjacent Laurieton Pool.

The courses have been designed to provide a similar challenge to races such as the Six-Foot Track Marathon, the Coastal Classic, and the Raffertys Resort Run. The four distances all offer a great challenge to runners/walkers of every ability. Other than the 5km run/walk, the runs all encompass beautiful beaches, coastal paths and trails, and as was named by competitors in 2016 the hill from hell at the end! The four distances on offer all provide both mental and physical challenges in amongst some of the most beautiful and scenic coastline the Mid-North Coast has to offer.

Book in for an awesome challenge; bring your friends and family along to compete or spectate; then, relax in paradise!

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Beach to Brother

Town Green Inn, 6 Horton St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Use this year's Beach to Brother trail running event as an excuse to visit the impressive and stunning Mid-North Coast!

The Beach to Brother Marathon is just one of a few distances offered on the long weekend of Sunday 6th October 2019. Also on offer is a Half-Marathon, a 10km Dash, a 5km Fun Run, and a Team Relay Marathon (up to 4 persons). All of these distances are based on the beautiful Mid-North Coast of NSW; they start in various beautiful locations along the marathon course, and all finish atop North Brother Mountain one of the most scenic lookouts on the North Coast, located in Dooragan National Park, Laurieton.

Both the individual and team relay marathon events start at Town Beach, Port Macquarie; the half-marathon starts at Lake Cathie Beach; the 10km run/walk starts at Camden Haven Beach, and the 5km run/walk starts adjacent Laurieton Pool.

The courses have been designed to provide a similar challenge to races such as the Six-Foot Track Marathon, the Coastal Classic, and the Raffertys Resort Run. The four distances all offer a great challenge to runners/walkers of every ability. Other than the 5km run/walk, the runs all encompass beautiful beaches, coastal paths and trails, and as was named by competitors in 2016 the hill from hell at the end! The four distances on offer all provide both mental and physical challenges in amongst some of the most beautiful and scenic coastline the Mid-North Coast has to offer.

Book in for an awesome challenge; bring your friends and family along to compete or spectate; then, relax in paradise!

AUD $25 - AUD $190
Beach to Brother
JUN1
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True Grit – NSW
Lower Portland, NSW, Australia

Our NSW course is run at Dargle Farm, on the Hawkesbury River in Lower Portland. Not far from Sydney, this True Grit course moves through a varying property of grasslands, temperate rainforest, dense swamps, granite escarpments and towering sandstone cliffs.

Take on the full course of 10km and 30+ obstacles, or test the waters with our half course of 5km and 15+ obstacles. Remember - it's not about finishing the fastest, it's about finishing at all.

Not only do we hold our True Grit event here, but also our OCR World Championship 24hr Enduro course on the same property. Take on the same course the pros tackle for a full 24hrs!

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True Grit – NSW

Dargle Water Ski Resort, 312 River Rd, Lower Portland NSW 2756, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Our NSW course is run at Dargle Farm, on the Hawkesbury River in Lower Portland. Not far from Sydney, this True Grit course moves through a varying property of grasslands, temperate rainforest, dense swamps, granite escarpments and towering sandstone cliffs.

Take on the full course of 10km and 30+ obstacles, or test the waters with our half course of 5km and 15+ obstacles. Remember - it's not about finishing the fastest, it's about finishing at all.

Not only do we hold our True Grit event here, but also our OCR World Championship 24hr Enduro course on the same property. Take on the same course the pros tackle for a full 24hrs!

AUD $116 - AUD $142
True Grit – NSW
JUN1
The Kokoda Challenge Brisbane

Tackle Australia's toughest team endurance event to change lives of Australian teens! It's time to prove to yourself that you can go above and beyond what you think your limits are and do something truly extraordinary!

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The Kokoda Challenge Brisbane

Brookfield Showground, 550 Brookfield Rd, Brookfield QLD 4069, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Tackle Australia's toughest team endurance event to change lives of Australian teens! It's time to prove to yourself that you can go above and beyond what you think your limits are and do something truly extraordinary!

AUD $100 - AUD $320
The Kokoda Challenge Brisbane
JUN1
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Grapest 5k Fun Run – Hunter Valley
Rothbury, NSW, Australia

There's no race quite like the Grapest 5K run. Enjoy an evening 5km or 10km run through the wineries of the Hunter Valley, and re-hydrate and cool down after with the wine tasting 1km Waddle. A great evening to enjoy with friends, topped off with live entertainment as the sun goes down.

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Grapest 5k Fun Run – Hunter Valley

Hope Estate Road, Rothbury NSW 2320, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

There's no race quite like the Grapest 5K run. Enjoy an evening 5km or 10km run through the wineries of the Hunter Valley, and re-hydrate and cool down after with the wine tasting 1km Waddle. A great evening to enjoy with friends, topped off with live entertainment as the sun goes down.

AUD $30 - AUD $77
Grapest 5k Fun Run – Hunter Valley
JUN1
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Western Sydney Marathon

The Western Sydney Marathon has fast become Western Sydneys premier running event offering five different race categories suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you are a family wanting to get outdoors and active, a recreational runner looking for a social run or an elite athlete trying to beat your best time the Western Sydney Marathon has an event for you.

Situated in Penrith, the event is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre which boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland. A fast flat course has been designed which navigates the main lake, crosses the island bridges to the Regatta Centre and weaves around roads within and outside of the venue.

With a focus on health, fitness and active lifestyles the event is a fun and festive day out for the whole family and features a health and fitness expo, activities for the kids, entertainment and massage. The event brings families and communities together and attracts runners from local regions, interstate and internationally.

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Western Sydney Marathon

Unnamed Road, Castlereagh NSW 2749, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Western Sydney Marathon has fast become Western Sydneys premier running event offering five different race categories suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you are a family wanting to get outdoors and active, a recreational runner looking for a social run or an elite athlete trying to beat your best time the Western Sydney Marathon has an event for you.

Situated in Penrith, the event is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre which boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland. A fast flat course has been designed which navigates the main lake, crosses the island bridges to the Regatta Centre and weaves around roads within and outside of the venue.

With a focus on health, fitness and active lifestyles the event is a fun and festive day out for the whole family and features a health and fitness expo, activities for the kids, entertainment and massage. The event brings families and communities together and attracts runners from local regions, interstate and internationally.

AUD $15 - AUD $90
Western Sydney Marathon
JUN1
Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 5

The Sydney Striders 10K at North Head is part of a series is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to November. The 10K Series points score and awards are for Sydney Striders, but all runners over 18 years of age are welcome to run.

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Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 5

North Head, North Head, Manly NSW 2095, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Sydney Striders 10K at North Head is part of a series is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to November. The 10K Series points score and awards are for Sydney Striders, but all runners over 18 years of age are welcome to run.

AUD $7 - AUD $20
Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 5
JUN1
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McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival

Race in the heart of Brisbane city in this scenic and challenging Marathon event. Great for runners of all levels, the event has multiple distances that all finish at the Riverstage, Brisbane. Come for a physical feat and a tour of the city.

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McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, AustraliaView event
About the event
Race in the heart of Brisbane city in this scenic and challenging Marathon event. Great for runners of all levels, the event has multiple distances that all finish at the Riverstage, Brisbane. Come for a physical feat and a tour of the city.
AUD $15 - AUD $130
McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival
JUN2
SCADaddle for Research: Sydney

Join SCAD Heart Attack survivors, our friends, family and the community on this beautiful 5k walk to raise much needed medical research funds for SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) - cause of heart attacks in healthy, fit adults with no risk factors for heart disease and the #1 cause of heart attacks in women under 50.

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SCADaddle for Research: Sydney

Mary St, Lilyfield NSW 2040, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join SCAD Heart Attack survivors, our friends, family and the community on this beautiful 5k walk to raise much needed medical research funds for SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) - cause of heart attacks in healthy, fit adults with no risk factors for heart disease and the #1 cause of heart attacks in women under 50.

AUD $31
SCADaddle for Research: Sydney
JUN2
Mackay Marina Run
Mackay, QLD, Australia

Mackay is a booming Queensland Region and the BMA Mackay Marina Run is the signature running event for the exciting and expanding City of Mackay. The event showcases the spectacular features of the tropical coastal city and celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.

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Mackay Marina Run

83M Victoria St, Mackay QLD 4740, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Mackay is a booming Queensland Region and the BMA Mackay Marina Run is the signature running event for the exciting and expanding City of Mackay. The event showcases the spectacular features of the tropical coastal city and celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.

AUD $20 - AUD $90
Mackay Marina Run
JUN2
Macedon Trail Race
Mount Macedon, VIC, Australia

Macedon Trail Run is the 2nd in the Trailsplus Mountain Trail Series. It offers incredibly beautiful scenic mountain trails with challenging ascents and descents. The start and finish are located at the BBQ area next to the carpark at the top of the mountain. This is an ideal place for families to enjoy a picnic lunch while waiting for their competitor to finish, and to hang around afterwards to encourage other finishers and for the presentations.

The race will consist of a 10km, a 21.1km, a 30km a 42.2km and a 50km event. See above tabs for more info.

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Macedon Trail Race

Cameron Dr, Mount Macedon VIC 3441, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Macedon Trail Run is the 2nd in the Trailsplus Mountain Trail Series. It offers incredibly beautiful scenic mountain trails with challenging ascents and descents. The start and finish are located at the BBQ area next to the carpark at the top of the mountain. This is an ideal place for families to enjoy a picnic lunch while waiting for their competitor to finish, and to hang around afterwards to encourage other finishers and for the presentations.

The race will consist of a 10km, a 21.1km, a 30km a 42.2km and a 50km event. See above tabs for more info.

AUD $45 - AUD $125
Macedon Trail Race
JUN2
Stadium Stomp Sydney - SCG

Are you ready to experience the ultimate stair climb?

Join us for an epic stair climbing challenge inside the iconic SCG.

Climb your way up, down and around the bays in this 6700 stair climb. There will be rest stops (pick a seat!), drink stations and music playing to keep you focused and pumped. Get ready Sydney!

If youre looking for something different for your next fitness challenge, something other than a fun run, colour run or bruising obstacle race, look no further than Stadium Stomp SCG. Its damn tough at a pace, scenic at a stroll and an amazing experience all round.

There are course options for everyone full course (6,700 steps), short course (4,000 steps) and for those who want to stomp until they drop Stomp Unlimited is for you.

Choose your own start time when you register but be advised, early wave times fill quickly.

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Stadium Stomp Sydney - SCG

Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust, Moore Park Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Are you ready to experience the ultimate stair climb?

Join us for an epic stair climbing challenge inside the iconic SCG.

Climb your way up, down and around the bays in this 6700 stair climb. There will be rest stops (pick a seat!), drink stations and music playing to keep you focused and pumped. Get ready Sydney!

If youre looking for something different for your next fitness challenge, something other than a fun run, colour run or bruising obstacle race, look no further than Stadium Stomp SCG. Its damn tough at a pace, scenic at a stroll and an amazing experience all round.

There are course options for everyone full course (6,700 steps), short course (4,000 steps) and for those who want to stomp until they drop Stomp Unlimited is for you.

Choose your own start time when you register but be advised, early wave times fill quickly.

AUD $39.95 - AUD $119.95
Stadium Stomp Sydney - SCG
JUN2
Roller Coaster Run

The Roller Coaster Run in Perth is a 5km and 10km fun run organised by the West Australian Marathon Club.

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Roller Coaster Run

The West Australian Marathon Club, Burswood Water Sports Centre, 1 Camfield Dr, Burswood WA 6100, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Roller Coaster Run in Perth is a 5km and 10km fun run organised by the West Australian Marathon Club.

AUD $10 - AUD $20
Roller Coaster Run
JUN2
NT City2Surf

The longest running fun run in the NT, featuring a 12km, 4km and Marathon4Kids 1.1km event. The event will take place on Sunday 2nd June.

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NT City2Surf

Casuarina Dr, Nightcliff NT 0810, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The longest running fun run in the NT, featuring a 12km, 4km and Marathon4Kids 1.1km event. The event will take place on Sunday 2nd June.

AUD $5 - AUD $50
NT City2Surf
JUN2
Traralgon Marathon
Traralgon, VIC, Australia

The Traralgon Harriers Marathon and Running Festival includes the full marathon, half marathon and 10K. The 10K can be run solo, or in a team of 4 with the fastest team aggregate time winning. The Traralgon Marathon is the oldest current marathon in Australia and was first run on 24 August in 1968. The race was an all male affair and was won by Barry Sawyer in 2:26:53. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners.

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Traralgon Marathon

26 Whittakers Rd, Traralgon VIC 3844, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Traralgon Harriers Marathon and Running Festival includes the full marathon, half marathon and 10K. The 10K can be run solo, or in a team of 4 with the fastest team aggregate time winning. The Traralgon Marathon is the oldest current marathon in Australia and was first run on 24 August in 1968. The race was an all male affair and was won by Barry Sawyer in 2:26:53. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners.

AUD $10 - AUD $120
Traralgon Marathon
JUN2
Elleker Half Marathon and 10km Road race
Albany, WA, Australia

The Asics Elleker Half Marathon and Retravision 10 km Road Race is an annual event, presented by the Albany Athletics Club Inc. This event attracted a recoded number of participants of over 260 entries last year. Participants travelled from as far away as Perth, Bunbury, Busselton, Esperance and even the USA to take part.

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Elleker Half Marathon and 10km Road race

Albany WA 6330, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Asics Elleker Half Marathon and Retravision 10 km Road Race is an annual event, presented by the Albany Athletics Club Inc. This event attracted a recoded number of participants of over 260 entries last year. Participants travelled from as far away as Perth, Bunbury, Busselton, Esperance and even the USA to take part.

AUD $10 - AUD $40
Elleker Half Marathon and 10km Road race
JUN2
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Maitland River Run
Maitland, NSW, Australia

The Maitland River Run. Offering a picturesque 4km course in and around the Mall and River Bank of Maitland's CBD, the event is open to novice and elite competitors. You can either run/walk the 1 Lap 4km course, 2 laps 8km course or 3 laps 12km course. There is also an improved Half Marathon course and our classic 1609m (one mile) sprint event open to serious and novice runners who would like to 'Run the Mile'!

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Maitland River Run

High St at Hunter St, Maitland NSW 2320, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Maitland River Run. Offering a picturesque 4km course in and around the Mall and River Bank of Maitland's CBD, the event is open to novice and elite competitors. You can either run/walk the 1 Lap 4km course, 2 laps 8km course or 3 laps 12km course. There is also an improved Half Marathon course and our classic 1609m (one mile) sprint event open to serious and novice runners who would like to 'Run the Mile'!

AUD $20 - AUD $85
Maitland River Run
JUN4
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Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 3

The Sydney Striders 10K at Lane Cove on Saturday, 6 April 2019 is part of a series is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to November.


The 10K Series points score and awards are for Sydney Striders, but all runners over 18 years of age are welcome to run.

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Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 3

Lane Cove National Park, Riverside Dr, North Ryde NSW 2113, AustraliaView event
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The Sydney Striders 10K at Lane Cove on Saturday, 6 April 2019 is part of a series is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to November.


The 10K Series points score and awards are for Sydney Striders, but all runners over 18 years of age are welcome to run.

AUD $7 - AUD $20
Sydney Striders 10km Series - Race 3
JUN8
Wandi Cross
Wandiligong, VIC, Australia

Wandi Cross is mountain running challenge set amidst the picturesque valley of Wandiligong, just a few minutes from Bright, Victoria.

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Wandi Cross

9 Clarkes Rd, Wandiligong VIC 3744, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Wandi Cross is mountain running challenge set amidst the picturesque valley of Wandiligong, just a few minutes from Bright, Victoria.

AUD $15 - AUD $100
Wandi Cross
JUN9
Memory Walk and Jog: Sunshine Coast

Were back! Dementia Australia is thrilled to be returning to the Sunshine Coast for the annual Memory Walk & Jog. This year were headed back to Kawana Surf Club on Sunday 9 June 2019.

Choose from 2.5km, 5km or 9km and walk, jog or run and help Australia Get Active and Beat Dementia.

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Memory Walk and Jog: Sunshine Coast

99 Pacific Blvd, Buddina QLD 4575, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Were back! Dementia Australia is thrilled to be returning to the Sunshine Coast for the annual Memory Walk & Jog. This year were headed back to Kawana Surf Club on Sunday 9 June 2019.

Choose from 2.5km, 5km or 9km and walk, jog or run and help Australia Get Active and Beat Dementia.

AUD $29 - AUD $39
Memory Walk and Jog: Sunshine Coast
JUN9
Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run

The Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run will be held on Sunday 9 June. The course traverses the most scenic areas of the Griffith University Logan Campus and Riverdale Park and is perfect for runners and walkers alike. So why not challenge yourself to this glorious cross country course in the 5km or 10km distance. There is something for everyone, even an on-road 1km Junior Dash for the kids plus free face painting!

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Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run

Griffith University, Logan Campus, 68 University Dr, Meadowbrook QLD 4131, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run will be held on Sunday 9 June. The course traverses the most scenic areas of the Griffith University Logan Campus and Riverdale Park and is perfect for runners and walkers alike. So why not challenge yourself to this glorious cross country course in the 5km or 10km distance. There is something for everyone, even an on-road 1km Junior Dash for the kids plus free face painting!

AUD $10 - AUD $47.50
Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run
JUN9
Kiama Red Cross Fun Run
Kiama, NSW, Australia

A fun run that offers three distances, a 5km and 9km events for walkers and runners and the half marathon designed for serious runners only.

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Kiama Red Cross Fun Run

56 Belvedere St, Kiama NSW 2533, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

A fun run that offers three distances, a 5km and 9km events for walkers and runners and the half marathon designed for serious runners only.

AUD $10 - AUD $20
Kiama Red Cross Fun Run
JUN9
Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series Race 4 - Iron Cove Half Marathon

A 6-race series at popular Sydney running venues

Race 4: Iron Cove Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km

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Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series Race 4 - Iron Cove Half Marathon

Iron Cove, Iron Cove, New South Wales, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

A 6-race series at popular Sydney running venues

Race 4: Iron Cove Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km

AUD $21 - AUD $31
Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series Race 4 - Iron Cove Half Marathon
JUN10
Sri Chinmoy Queen's Birthday Half Marathon

A traditional test of speed and endurance on a classic one-mile loop in a refreshing garden and lakeside setting...

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Sri Chinmoy Queen's Birthday Half Marathon

Lennox Gardens, Flynn Dr, Yarralumla ACT 2600, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

A traditional test of speed and endurance on a classic one-mile loop in a refreshing garden and lakeside setting...

AUD $13 - AUD $31
Sri Chinmoy Queen's Birthday Half Marathon
JUN15
Kiama Coastal Classic
Kiama, NSW, Australia

Were looking forward this years Kiama Coastal Classic. Held right in the heart of the running season, giving runners of all ages and abilities the perfect lead up event to other major events or as an opportunity to enjoy themselves among friends and family. This year we have made several changes and have ALL NEW distances available to suit all levels of age and fitness. Each section of this incredible run will keep runners, joggers and walkers mesmerised, taking in the coastal vista and South Coast icons including Werri and Kiama Beaches, with rolling green hills on one side and rugged coastline on the other.

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Kiama Coastal Classic

Kiama NSW 2533, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Were looking forward this years Kiama Coastal Classic. Held right in the heart of the running season, giving runners of all ages and abilities the perfect lead up event to other major events or as an opportunity to enjoy themselves among friends and family. This year we have made several changes and have ALL NEW distances available to suit all levels of age and fitness. Each section of this incredible run will keep runners, joggers and walkers mesmerised, taking in the coastal vista and South Coast icons including Werri and Kiama Beaches, with rolling green hills on one side and rugged coastline on the other.

AUD $15 - AUD $70
Kiama Coastal Classic
JUN15
Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon
Newnes, NSW, Australia

A great weekend of trailrunning including a Marathon, Half Marathon, Fun Run and Mountain Dash. Kids treasure hunt, catering and entertainment.

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Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon

Newnes NSW 2790, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

A great weekend of trailrunning including a Marathon, Half Marathon, Fun Run and Mountain Dash. Kids treasure hunt, catering and entertainment.

AUD $25 - AUD $180
Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon
JUN16
Santanol Kununurra Half Marthon
Kununurra, WA, Australia

"Dry Season" running weather at its best - So get those running shoes on and crack to it. If the body and mind is not ready for the full 21.1, grab a mate for a Duo entry or a make a team in the Quad.

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Santanol Kununurra Half Marthon

Lakeview Dr, Kununurra WA 6743, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

"Dry Season" running weather at its best - So get those running shoes on and crack to it. If the body and mind is not ready for the full 21.1, grab a mate for a Duo entry or a make a team in the Quad.

AUD $35 - AUD $60
Santanol Kununurra Half Marthon
JUN16
Sri Chinmoy Albert Park

The event is conducted on a scenic 5km closed trail circuit around Albert Park Lake, with full runner services.

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Sri Chinmoy Albert Park

Albert Park Lake, Albert Park Lake, Albert Park VIC 3206, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The event is conducted on a scenic 5km closed trail circuit around Albert Park Lake, with full runner services.

AUD $25 - AUD $40
Sri Chinmoy Albert Park
JUN16
Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair

The Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair features 2km, 5km and 10km road races around the streets of Mosman and the Mini-Mos Fair on the grounds of Mosman Public School. The Mini-Mos is a family event with a race for everyone.

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Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair

Mosman Public School, 27 Belmont Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair features 2km, 5km and 10km road races around the streets of Mosman and the Mini-Mos Fair on the grounds of Mosman Public School. The Mini-Mos is a family event with a race for everyone.

AUD $32 - AUD $56
Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair
JUN16
Kowen Trail Run
Wamboin, NSW, Australia

The Wamboin Trail Runners Inc in association with the Australian Mountain Running Association present the Kowen Trail Run.

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Kowen Trail Run

Wamboin Studio, 977 Norton Rd, Wamboin NSW 2620, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Wamboin Trail Runners Inc in association with the Australian Mountain Running Association present the Kowen Trail Run.

AUD $30 - AUD $50
Kowen Trail Run
JUN16
Winter Solstice Fun Run
Portland, VIC, Australia

The Portland Winter Solstice Fun Run incorporates three challenging and scenic distances which you can run or walk, a carnival finish line with food, music, and a free 1km Kid's Dash. Portland Runners Club proudly donates $2 per entry to Beats Cycle for Hope, with great prizes on offer.

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Winter Solstice Fun Run

8 Connemara Ct, Portland VIC 3305, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Portland Winter Solstice Fun Run incorporates three challenging and scenic distances which you can run or walk, a carnival finish line with food, music, and a free 1km Kid's Dash. Portland Runners Club proudly donates $2 per entry to Beats Cycle for Hope, with great prizes on offer.

Free - AUD $60
Winter Solstice Fun Run
JUN16
Take A Hike Townsville
North Ward, QLD, Australia

Take A Hike series is our signature event where we raise much needed funds and awareness for autism and AEIOU Foundation.

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Take A Hike Townsville

80 The Strand, North Ward QLD 4810, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Take A Hike series is our signature event where we raise much needed funds and awareness for autism and AEIOU Foundation.

AUD $30 - AUD $45
Take A Hike Townsville
JUN16
Rottnest Running Festival
Rottnest Island, WA, Australia

The Rottnest Running Festival on Sunday, 21 October 2018 has a full 42.2km marathon along with 21.1km half marathon, 5km and 10km fun runs on Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

The start of the Rottnest Marathon is heralded by the wail of bagpipes on the Sunday morning. The bagpipes have become a traditional part of the marathon and can be heard throughout the marathon at Armstrong Hill.

The four lap marathon course circumnavigates the salt lakes in the centre of the Island via the sealed roads. Half marathoners run two laps; 10km runners/walkers one lap; and the 5km is an out and back course.

The event is organised by the West Australian Marathon Club, with proceeds donated to Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Rottnest Running Festival

Somerville Dr, Rottnest Island WA 6161, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Rottnest Running Festival on Sunday, 21 October 2018 has a full 42.2km marathon along with 21.1km half marathon, 5km and 10km fun runs on Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

The start of the Rottnest Marathon is heralded by the wail of bagpipes on the Sunday morning. The bagpipes have become a traditional part of the marathon and can be heard throughout the marathon at Armstrong Hill.

The four lap marathon course circumnavigates the salt lakes in the centre of the Island via the sealed roads. Half marathoners run two laps; 10km runners/walkers one lap; and the 5km is an out and back course.

The event is organised by the West Australian Marathon Club, with proceeds donated to Royal Flying Doctor Service.

AUD $35 - AUD $110
Rottnest Running Festival
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Running in Australia

Australia has an incredible, adventurous and sometimes pretty out there running scene (see popularity of Cupid Undie Runs). The largest marathon is at the Sydney Running Festival with over 37,000 finishers last year. However, if you're looking for something truly massive, then join the Sun-Herald City2Surf with 80,000 other competitors. Expect to meet amazing people from all over the world and probably get overtaken by a giant foam beer bottle - fancy dress is encouraged.

What you need to know about running

There are heaps of different running events to get involved with, if you want a good mix of fun then Parkruns, colour runs, 5ks, and 10ks, might be ideal for you. However, if you're looking to extend your distance then our selection of half marathons, marathons, and ultras might be what you need to set your sights on. Running is not only one of the world's most accessible sports, it's also super sociable too, so grab your friends set some goals. If you're just starting out, 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing if you're training for a bigger challenge further down the line. These events often aim to keep the mood light, the Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run is a famous example.

For those who want to stretch their legs a little more, the half marathon and marathon are the next level up to consider. The Gold Coast Marathon is one of the oldest running in Australia, passing it's 40th edition in 2018 and attracted a record 28,000 participants. However if you're looking for something a little smaller, on the other side of Brisbane the Sunshine Coast Marathon hosts a much smaller pool of around 6,500 participants.

If you love to push yourself further than most others will, then an ultramarathon might be for you. These raced are defined as anything over the 26.2 marathon distance. This could have you trekking for 100k or more as in the Ultra-Trail Australia. There are 'shorter' versions too, usually starting around the 50k mark. The Australian Running Festival in Canberra hosts one of these. To take on these events you've got to be prepared for anything, and the key is to be well rested and properly fuelled. Take things slowly, it's an (ultra)marathon, not a sprint after all. Get to know your fellow competitors along the way and soak up some breathtaking views.

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Training isn't easy, and can be particularly tough if you're going it alone. Generally, people who stick to a training plan struggle less with motivation and are able to fit their goals around their lives more easily. It doesn't matter if you're a 5k novice or a marathon pro, have a read over some of our pre-race training plans to help you reach your goals: 5k Training Plan; 10k Training Plan; Half Marathon Training Plan; Marathon Training Plan; Ultramarathon Training Plan.

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